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Valor Friday

| October 22, 2021 | 12 Comments
Valor Friday

I’m cribbing this week’s article from our friends over at the Guardians of the Green Beret on this incredible soldier whose life was taken in Vietnam during Tet ’68. From GotGB; [Editor’s note: I did have to correct some spelling mistakes, that appear to have come from a computer glitch, without noting each one] Sergeant […]

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CWO4 Mike Durant jumps into Ala. senate race

| October 21, 2021 | 17 Comments
CWO4 Mike Durant jumps into Ala. senate race

Mike Durant, one of the pilots of the downed Black Hawks from the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993, has entered the race for the Republican nomination for US Senate in next year’s mid-term. Durant, who has never held political office, is joining a crowded field currently led by Rep Mo Brooks (R-AL). Durant’s Army career […]

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Army vet accused of faking paralysis to get $1 million in VA benefits, using some to buy BMW

| October 20, 2021 | 111 Comments
Army vet accused of faking paralysis to get $1 million in VA benefits, using some to buy BMW

Jeff LPH 3 sends in word on one William Rich, who allegedly used false claims to score a million bucks from old Uncle Sugar. Military Times reports; An Army veteran from Maryland faces up to 30 years in federal prison after prosecutors say he falsely claimed to the Department of Veterans Affairs that he is […]

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Hypersonic Missiles Operational By 2023

| October 18, 2021 | 24 Comments
Hypersonic Missiles Operational By 2023

And it’s not China. First Live Hypersonic Missile Rounds To Be Delivered to Army Unit Next Year The service remains on pace to field an offensive hypersonic unit by fiscal 2023, general says. By ANDREW EVERSDEN WASHINGTON, DC: The US Army will deliver its first operational rounds of its Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon to a unit […]

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Colin Powell passes away, age 84

| October 18, 2021 | 103 Comments
Colin Powell passes away, age 84

Devtun directed us to the unfortunate news that former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Former US Secretary of State has died at the age of 84. Powell had a remarkable career. From humble beginnings in the Bronx as a child of Jamaican immigrants, he was commissioned in 1958 into the Army after […]

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NG Major General complains on Twitter about Army nail polish policy

| October 17, 2021 | 88 Comments
NG Major General complains on Twitter about Army nail polish policy

In a complaint ripped right out of a Duffel Blog satire article, a Minnesota Army National Guard Assistant Adjutant General posted on Twitter this week complaining about the Army’s policy against French manicures. Why the Army thinks a French Manicure is an “obnoxious” color compared to the civilian world which views it as an understated […]

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Ft. Drum Soldiers to the Rescue

| October 17, 2021 | 11 Comments
Ft. Drum Soldiers to the Rescue

Three saved from a fiery car wreck. David sends. Fort Drum soldiers take action at Arsenal Street crash scene Thursday night Craig Fox, Watertown Daily Times, N.Y. A dinner off post at Applebee’s for five Fort Drum soldiers turned into a moment of quick thinking and immediate action, credited for saving three people in a […]

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Soldier charged in Capitol riot was already on FBI radar when he enlisted months ago

| October 16, 2021 | 9 Comments
Soldier charged in Capitol riot was already on FBI radar when he enlisted months ago

There’s a lot to unpack here. Once more the government’s left hand has no idea what its right hand is doing. This guy is under federal investigation, but sails right through an enlistment background check. That’s the first issue. Second, he was in the Guard from 2016-2020 and recently enlisted active duty with a gap […]

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